Written by Patti Pauley
We here at iHorror are still mourning the passing of one of the greatest legends not only in the horror game but one of the greatest innovators in movie history, George Romero. His countless contributions to the world of film including giving a classic look and stance to the modern zombie that has been ferociously imitated by many filmmakers etched his name into this world as forever a legacy. However, while Romero’s contributions to the cinema world may be most remembered for his Dead movies, he often ventured outside the zombie apocalypse. Movies like Monkey Shines, Creepshow, and Tales From the Darkside: The Movie also have their own card in Romero’s bulging Rolodex, and in case you didn’t know, that time George Romero played an FBI agent in Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs.
Surprisingly enough, there are quite a few out there unaware of the fact George Romero had an uncredited walk-on role in the movie that forever tainted fava beans and Chianti. So here’s your fun horror movie fact of the day! The appearance comes after the infamous quid-pro-quo between Clarice and Leceor that dives into Starling’s psyche and traumatizing childhood memories of slaughtered lambs, thus the title of the story. Hannibal’s cleverly concocted conversational skills lead Starling to use up all her one on one time with the
good doctor, only having to be escorted away by fellow FBI agents, one being the Father of the Zombies, George Romero. His cameo comes in at exactly 6:02 in the video seen below walking alongside that insufferable bastard Dr. Chilton. Check it out!